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Finding a suitable role for her health condition

Lucy joined the Work and Health Programme in January 2021. She suffers from Type 1 Diabetes which can make sustaining full-time work a challenge as she has to carefully manage her health condition whilst at work.

Lucy held a variety of different roles in the past and was interested in exploring with her Employment Coach which roles she could reasonably do, whilst managing her current health situation.

She worked closely with her Activate Learning Employment Coach to explore different options and to discover what might be possible. This was difficult as opportunities were scarce due to the pandemic.

Silver linings

The COVID 19 lockdown has been a challenging period but for Lucy, it has provided the opportunity to apply for a new role as a COVID testing operative in Oxford. Her meticulous attention to detail and previous personal and professional experience made her a perfect fit for this role.

Lucy successfully passed a series of screening tests and an interview before completing her induction. She has found the role to be rewarding, challenging and highly supportive of her individual situation.

With the support of the Work and Health Programme, Lucy has overcome a number of challenges to get this role and now working increased hours, she has become a key member of the team.

Quote from Lucy:
β€œIt makes a difference knowing that there is someone who understands, listens and will back you up if needed.”

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In partnership with Activate Learning. The Work and Health programme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.

Area: Oxfordshire

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